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the rain, the best temperature is generally between 13—18dc in parts of scotland, that sets us up for the week. there'll be lots of dry weather around with some rain trying to move into the northwest of uk, and it may just to move into the northwest of uk, and it mayjust turn cooler by the end of the week. but whichever way you slice it, it is certainly quieter than the weather we've had to start the weekend. sri lankan security forces have detained the wife and child of the man believed to be the mastermind behind the wave of bomb attacks on easter sunday. the home office is being investigated after they revoked the visas of 30,000 foreign students over claims they cheated in an english language exam. the labour party is to change its european election manifesto leaflets, saying it may support another referendum on any brexit deal. we would prefer to have a general election, but failing that, if we get that agreement,
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we're prepared to consider to put it to a confirmatory vote. but that is a decision the national executives of the party will make on tuesday. northern ireland politicians are being urged to deliver on power—sharing by the priest who received a standing ovation at lyra mckee‘s funeral. hello and welcome to sportsday. the headlines this evening. cardiff's premier league status hangs in the balance — after defeat at fulham and brighton's draw with newcastle. bolton wanderers take a stand as the players go on strike over unpaid wages. saracens on the brink of victory in the premier 15s finals with a win over harlequins for the second year in a row.
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also coming up in the programme... valtteri bottas takes pole in azerbaijan as charles leclerc‘s challenge hits the wall. and find out why it was a day to remember forjockey bryony frost — as she enjoyed the perfect return from injury. hello and welcome to the programme. it certainly feels like the end of the season, but forget the premier league title race because today it's all about the battle at the bottom — with teams scrambling to stay in the top flight next season. some crucial results this afternoon that could prove the difference — including a very important draw for brighton this evening.
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they've managed to claim a crucial point after coming from behind against newcastle. ayoze perez opened the scoring with this header causing some worried faces among the home fans. but brighton equalised 15 minutes from time. pascal gross with a huge goal, ending the seagulls seven—game goal drought. a win would have all but guaranteed survivalfor brighton after cardiff's 1—0 defeat to already relegated fulham, a game they needed to win today — neil warnocik‘s face says it all. ryan babel with the only goal in that gane. cardif only have two games left and with a far inferior goal difference there will be some nervous faces in the welsh capital tonight. we aren't out of it yet. i think that we had ten shots in the last ten minutes. i thought we could have been a bit more intense in the first half, but probably a bit nervous.
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i don't know. i can't fault any of their efforts, it's just one of those things that the one guy on the pitch who scores a goal like that, he's the one probably worth the most money. we've had a 5—6 great chances, really, and we can't finish one of them, so we probably wouldn't have scored really. well that defeat for cardiff means southampton‘s 3—3 draw with bournemouth was enough to secure their premier league survival. some great scenes as players waited out on the pitch. to wait for the score to come through from st marys — manager raplh hassenhutl celebrating with the fans. worth watching the highights from that game on match of the day tonight at 10:25pm on bbc one. that game had everything, but what an impact hassenhutl has
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we should how well be can play, the next step must beat to be more clinical in some situations but finally two games before the end to be clear is fantastic for us. let's move away from the bottom of the table because there's another battle going on — the battle for a top fourfinish.. this afternoon — spurs had the chance to almost secure their place in the champions league next season — but instead suffered a one—nil defeat at the hands of west ham — their first loss in five games in their new stadium. craig templeton was watching. tottenham's record at their new home has been flawless. four wins, no goals conceded. how the rivals from the east would love to capture the first points. west ham started brightly as rice fired an early warning, they were not quite blowing bubbles just yet. if spurs instead have one eye on tuesday's champions league
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semifinal they became refocused. he saw his efforts go wide. the second half started in a similar fashion to the first and he found the touch but not the finish. he did find antonio who will go into history as the first person to score against tottenham and their new stadium. the celebration perhaps should not go into the record books. the resurgence eventually came but it was matched with an defence. a house warming has been ruined by the neighbours and sprays will be hoping for much better on tuesday. craig templeton, bbc news. we played a complete game and defending and attacking. it is our major rival and the fans are double
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happy, the first team to score here and beat tottenham. it was a com plete and beat tottenham. it was a complete game for everyone. let's take a quick look at the rest of today's results. wolves got their revenge on watford after that fa cup seminal final defeat. they beat them 2—1 to go four points clear of watford. elsehwere everton were held to a goalless draw by crystal palace at selhurst park. let's just take a look at what that does for the battle for lucky number seven — and the fight for european football next season. wolves take the spot for now after that win today — they go four points clear of watford who're in ninth. everton sandwiched between them.. losing a bit of ground after that result earlier. at the top of the table — these four tottenham, chelsea, arsenal and manchester are playing a game of champions league musical chairs... spurs could've secured their spot with a win today of course, not to be. and down at the other end, huddersfield already relegated. cardiffjoins them?
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cardiff only have two games left and with a far inferior goal difference there will be some glum faces in the welsh capital tonight. on to the scottish premiership now where celtic‘s 1—0 victory over kilmarnock this afternoon could not have been more fitting on the day the club celebrated the life of billy mcneil. the only goal of the game came from their number five — the same shirt worn by the lisbon lion and former manager, who died on monday. steven godden has more. beneath the statute celebrating celtic because mac greatest triumph, the figureheads of the present pay tribute to a giant of the past. looking on where a billy mcneill‘s family, his lisbon lion team—mates and celtic fans. today's game against kilmarnock the first chance for supporters to gather en masse
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since his death at the age of 79. for supporters to gather en masse since his death at the age of 79m was nice seeing the team coming out at the husband lions and the family, good respect. you will never be forgotten. it is a sad day but a good day as well. the mcneill's family said they didn't believe football stadiums were built to be silent to ask supporters to celebrate his life with songs and cheers and applause. and so before kick—off a 67 second ovation, a nod to these yearly celtic number five lifted the european cup. didn't end there. in the 67th minute i header from the number five and celtic on the cusp of an eighth consecutive title. billy would have been delighted. the performance and the
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clea n delighted. the performance and the clean sheet and the number five getting the winner, i have seen that a few times in billy's time but it could not have turned out any better. it was an emotional day. football was the backdrop to today's's tribute, on friday finds will gather at celtic park for the funeral cortes, a chance to see a final farewell. elsewhere a seven goal thriller in motherwell sees dundee's hopes of survival ebbing away — the winner coming for the hosts in the dying moments of that game. hamilton accies threw away a two goal lead against livingston but remain two points clear of the relegation play off place.. while st mirren held stjohnstone to a 1—1 draw. to the championship then and it looks like sheffield united will be playing in the premier league next season! the blades cruised to a 2—0 win over bottom side ipswich thanks to goals from scott hogan and jack 0'connell. mathematically leeds
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can still catch them. if they fail to beat aston villa tomorrow, the blades will be promoted. so the championship could be done and dusted this evening — with leaders norwich in action right now if they avoid defeat by blackburn the will secure promotion. meanwhile, rotherham united have been relegated after west brom came from behind to beat them 2—1 at the hawthorns. derby beat bristol city in the chase for a play off race. and bolton's game against brentford was postponed with the players on strike — gavin will have more on that story in just a moment. and yeovil town will be playing non—league next season after drawing two all with northampton today. notts county survive another week — after beating grimsby, but leyton orient are back in the english football league. their goalless draw against already—relegated braintree town confirmed them as champions of the national league. the 0's only needed a point to secure a return to the efl after two seasons in the fifth tier,
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but title rivals salford city were beaten 3—2 away at hartlepool united, while solihull were held to a draw at dagenham & redbridge. it's managerjustin edinburgh's second promotion to the efl, having guided newport county through the play—offs in 2013. you can tell we're approaching the end of the season. and of course today the drama didn't end on the pitch. gavin has more on that story from bolton today. bolton have been told that they must complete their two outstanding championship fixtures by the english football league. today's match with brentford was called off — after bolton's players said they would not play again until they receive their outstanding wages. we can speak to our reporter stuart flinders, who's outside the university of bolton stadium. tell us what's happened today? well, the match was called off late last night, but that was too late for brentford's players who had already travelled north. and many supporters of both sides will
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already have bought their tickets for today's match. bolton's players are refusing to play the final two fixtures of the season because they have not been paid their wages for march. bre ntford brentford and nottingham forest still to come. the efl says the club is guilty of misconduct and it may face a penalty, but many supporters appear to be backing the players. it isa it is a disgrace what has happened, they should be a shame, it is a crime. a bad day for the football club. it is ajoke, fans crime. a bad day for the football club. it is a joke, fans spend money every week and it is time the league stepped in to help the fans. at the root of all this, big money problems at bolton wanderers.
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six times in the past 18 months they have faced winding—up petitions in the courts for unpaid debts. the club has lurched from one crisis to another. there is a takeover agreement in place, but that also appears jeopardy with both sides accusing each other of acting in bad faith. ken anderson has said they have failed to show they have the money to ta ke failed to show they have the money to take over the club but there is a p pa re ntly to take over the club but there is apparently documented evidence of £20 million. crunch time is next week, wages for april are due then and the supporters trust believes if they are not paid then the company entered administration. —— the club
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may enter administration. let's take a look at some of today's other stories now. wigan warriors have beaten castleford tigers — in a close contest in super league. 6—4 the home side edged it. that's after coming from 4—0 down at half time! substitute sam powell scored the only try of the match. the victory moves wigan up to eighth. there was success for great britain's women in their first home game in hockey‘s new pro league. they beat the usa 2—1 after it went to a shoot out in london — to earn a bonus point after the match had finished 1—1. dutchman robin frijns is the new leader in this season's formula e championship. he won the paris e—prix to move top of the standings. it's frijns' first formula e race victory and means there have been eight different winners in the eight races so far. to formula 1 now and there was drama in baku, ahead of the azerbaijan grand prix as valtteri bottas led a mercedes one—two in qualifying. but ferrari's charles leclerc pushed too hard and paid the price. jenny gow is there
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and can tell us more. the sun has set here in baku and what a crazy qualifying session. it was bottas and mercedes who ended up in proposition but all eyes were drawn to the headline of leclerc, the young ferrari driver desperately trying to use a sebastian vettel is number one at ferrari. but it was the one he managed to find and a big crash in qualifying. experts billed this weekend as the one that ferrari had to strike back in baku. williams managed to strike the wall, qualifying suspended for 30 minutes. when it resumed, the pole position favourites did exactly the same. the crash leaving him tenth
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on the grid and only watching the battle for the front row which was won by mercedes, lewis hamilton pipped by 0.05 of a second. sebastian vettel only third. yet again this season a head scratching day for the italian team and a letter one for the silver arrows. will he be able to turn it into a dream for detail ending around this circuit? shall find out, should a thrilling race. still to come on sportsday... british distance runner callum hawkins talks us through what music will help him get across the finish line at tomorrow's london marathon. a shock exit from three—time champion mark selby in snooker‘s world championship — beaten by qualifier gary wilson in the second round. i felt a little edgy out there and i think probably because of the season
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i have had i have not been getting the result and likely little bit of confidence. there lacked a little bit of confidence. in rugby union's premiership, exeter chiefs have beaten harlequins to increase their lead at the top of the table. after the chiefs had taken an early lead, quins piled on the pressure in the closing stages. but they fell agonisingly short — as they chase a top four finish. paul frostick was watching. it has been another colourful season at exeter chiefs having booked their premiership semifinal spot in record time. victory over harlequins would help cement opposition the table. after a surprise defeat in their last match they came out of the blocks quickly. the game's first try after less than two minutes. exeter‘s domination on home turf was all too clear for harlequins when the went over four try number two. 27 phases before the ball was down.
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the game was more than an hour old when the london side finally made their mark, against the post. charlie walker then went over to get a side within two points, the chief suddenly under pressure. despite a frantic final ten minutes they had just enough to hold on and build on their lead at the top. paul frostick, bbc news. saracens — who are second — have beaten seventh placed wasps 31—111. the problems continue for leicester after they were beaten 23—20 by bristol. it means the tigers will have to wait to secure their premiership status. dan thomas and harry thacker both crossed for the visitors after the break to seal their win. to add to leicester's woes, it's been confirmed that manu tuilagi will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury. in the pro 1a, dragons dented scarlets champions cup ambitions for next season, with a 311—32 victory on judgement day in a nine—try thriller.
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scarlets have qualified for europe's top tier every season since the inception of regional rugby in 2003 — and it was level pegging after this try from matthew screech made it 32 points all in the 79th minute. but then the pressure was on dragons fly half jason tovey to kick this conversion, which he did to seal victory by two points. the other two teams who were chasing that final playoff place. benetton have it — after beating fellow italians zebre 25—11. edinburgh were in the running — they're playing glasgow who can finish top of conference a with a win and with a home draw in the play—off semi finals. saracens have won the premier 15s final after a comfortable victory over harlequins. saracens came storming out of the blocks scoring five tries in the first half including two from zoe harrison to lead 27—0 at the break. quins did mount a second half comeback to only trail by 13 points
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but sarries held on. 33—17 the final score. most people would take it easy after breaking their collarbone. but jockey bryony frost isn't like most people, and she proved it today, when winning the 0aksey chase at sandown on 2—1 favourite black corton. it was her first race since suffering the inury at the cheltenham festival last month. it completed a stellar day for frost, as she was crowned champion conditional jockey on the final day of the national hunt season. and history was made shortly after frost's victory. ridden by nico de boinville, altior won the celebration chase to secure a 19th consecutive victory — a new national hunt record for most successive wins. altior‘s last defeat came in april 2015. there's been a big shock at the world snooker championship, where the three—time champion mark selby has been beaten by qualifier gary wilson in the second round. wilson, who is a former taxi driver, won by 13 frames to ten in sheffield.
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this break of 92 sealing the win in style. it's the second time the qualifier has knocked out a seed in this tournament after victory over belgium's luca breycell in the first round. he'll meet either ali carter or china'sjo yoo long in the quarterfinal. i felt a little bit edgy out there and i think probably because of the season i have had and i have not been getting the results, lacked confidence so it could be down to that. but i do not know, if you get the first round out of the way you might find a little bit and who knows. but gary played well and deserve to win. ronnie 0'sullivan‘s conquererjames cahill‘s fairtyale run is over. the amateur lost out to scotland's stephen maguire in a dramatic deciding frame in their second round match. 13—12 the final score. cahill will be a professional again next season though after gaining a two year tour card.
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0n the eve of the london marathon, most participants will listen to something that will help them complete the race. british distance runner callum hawkins is no different and ahead of tomorrow's event, he talks us through what music will help him get across the finish line. i would probably pick the first song for a marathon, september by earth, wind and fire. get you any nice happy moods and not make you start to quick our burner to early. 0nce once you are in the juicy once you are in thejuicy part once you are in the juicy part of the marathon when you are and the
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rhythm in the middle of the next song on my list would be by t—rex, to make sure you don't go too quick. at mile 17 you are starting to feel a marathon, the miles and your legs and starting to think about the finish line and my neck song would be tripper by iron maiden. the other way the trees disappeared and opened up way the trees disappeared and opened up and that was a big lake that it was one of my running moments of 2019. in the last mile you can see the mall up ahead and are starting to feel the miles are piling on, to get you through it so you can end
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the london marathon strong and good sprint finish my next song would be seek and destroy by metallica to really rock those last few miles. seek and destroy by metallica to really rock those last few milesm is always a great question, what music would be for you? anything rap 01’ music would be for you? anything rap or hip—hop. i did the london marathon in 2016 and my preparation was really bad and i was injured four weeks so something i think that gets the adrenaline going. but when you are doing the course and running idid not you are doing the course and running i did not have any music because the atmosphere and people there were just you felt the buzz of all that and it was incredible. i will take your word for it. i do not think there is any sort of music that would do meet for 26 miles. that is
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that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. imagine running the marathon last weekend when it tipped within the mid—20s. much cooler this weekend, good news for those taking part but very wet and windy tesy of storm hanna, the swirl of crowd, the low weakening and sliding into the north sea, high—pressure building meaning for tomorrow something calmer and more dry, spells of sunshine. through to nightly winds easing, quite a slow process, a few showers was around but the worst of the rain
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clearing. when guests expected, a0 most barren places, rain and southern scotland and england to wales, the rain petering out through the night with showers continuing across eastern england. clear spells as well, temperatures generally holding between three and seven but parts of northern ireland could ca touch of frost. quite a start to tomorrow, and the forecast for the marathon, zooming into london we see a lot of cloud overhead, breaking at times to give sunny spells, the odd passing shower but crucially temperatures chillier as we start eventually up to 13 or 1a or 15. we look at the weather for tomorrow across the rest of the uk, some showers into east anglia and kent, otherwise dry with spells of sunshine, the band of cloud bringing patchy rain into northern ireland at the fat south—west of england at times, still breezy for some but not nearly as windy as it has been today
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and with the lighter winds and more sunshine at feel a little warmer, temperatures between 12 and 16. enter the start of the new working week, a complex rhythm pattern, broadly high—pressure in charge, light winds into monday morning, that could allow mist and fog patches developing, tending to clear and for most on monday dry weather and for most on monday dry weather and spells of sunshine, cloud across eastern england into the midlands, the best of the sunshine through the afternoon found across scotland. more cloud for northern ireland and parts of wales and the south—west may be some rain with temperatures between 30 and 60, may be higher across scotland, much of next week dry for many other the chance of rain across the north and west. certainly quieter than we had to start this weekend.
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this is bbc news, i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 8pm: sri lankan security forces have detained the wife and child of the man believed to be the mastermind behind the wave of bomb attacks on easter sunday. the home office is being investigated after they revoked the visas of 30,000 foreign students over claims they cheated in an english language exam. the labour party is to change its european election manifesto leaflets, saying it may support another referendum on any brexit deal. we would prefer to have a general election, but failing that, if we get that agreement, we're prepared to consider to put it to a confirmatory vote. but that is a decision the national executives of the party will make on tuesday. cosmetic clinics offering "quick fixes" with treatments such as botox are accused of fuelling a mental health epidemic. and investigating the toxic waters in the southern iraqi city of basra which caused ten of thousands of people

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